Cruicetown : Cross

CountyMeath
Grid RefN 796 845
Longitude6° 47' 29.98" W
Latitude53° 48' 14.1" N
ITM east480366
ITM north584435
Nearest TownNobber (3.5 Km)
OS Sheet35
UTM zone29U
UTM x449041
UTM y5761192
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Visit Notes

Monday, 3rd June 2002

Cruicetown church is now under state ownership and seems to have quite a history. It was altered in 1688 when the cross was erected and the memorial with effigies added inside. In the church ruins are various font bits and mouldings.

The 1.9m tall cross is most odd and quite unique. One side shows the crucifixion and the other an odd carving of Mary and the baby Jesus. The top of both side has a winged head.

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About Coordinates Displayed

This is an explanation of (and a bit of a disclaimer for) the coordinates I provide.

Where a GPS figure is given this is the master for all other coordinates. According to my Garmin these are quite accurate.

Where there is no GPS figure the 6 figure grid reference is master for the others. This may not be very accurate as it could have come from the OS maps and could have been read by eye. Consequently, all other cordinates are going to have inaccuracies.

The calculation of Longitude and Latitude uses an algorithm that is not 100% accurate. The long/lat figures are used as a basis for calculating the UTM & ITM coordinates. Consequently, UTM & ITM coordinates are slightly out.

UTM is a global coordinate system - Universal Transverse Mercator - that is at the core of the GPS system.

ITM is the new coordinate system - Irish Transverse Mercator - that is more accurate and more GPS friendly than the Irish Grid Reference system. This will be used on the next generation of Irish OS maps.

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